Thursday, July 31, 2014

Knights game suspended due to rain in third inning with Charlotte leading 3-0

The Charlotte Knights game against the Durham Bulls on Thursday night was suspended due to inclement weather with no outs and a 3-2 count on Jordan Danks in the bottom of the third inning with the Knights leading 3-0.

The two teams will pick the game backup on Friday at 6:05 p.m. before playing their regularly scheduled game at 7:05. Game 1 will go nine innings, while Game 2 is slated to go seven.

Those with tickets to Thursday night’s game can exchange them for tickets to a future 2014 game at equal or lesser value pending availability. Those with tickets to Friday night’s game will be able to enter the ballpark beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Micah Johnson got the Knights started in the first inning with a triple off of Durham starter Mike Montgomery and later came in to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Danks.

Charlotte added two more runs in the second inning thanks to a two-run home run by Michael Taylor – his fourth since joining the Knights – with Andy Wilkins aboard.

Right-hander Bobby Doran started the game for the Knights and allowed one hit and one walk over three innings. He struck out a batter and threw 54 pitches (31 for strikes).

RHP Erik Johnson (5-6, 6.48) – who has won in each of his last three appearances – is scheduled to start Game 2 on Friday. Durham will counter with LHP Enny Romero (4-11, 5.29).